Astrodome Options Weighed

The fate of the world’s first domed stadium could be decided in coming weeks following a slew of new proposals for the aging building.

Officials in Houston have been considering what to do with the 60,000-capacity Reliant Astrodome for some time and recently set a deadline for private parties to submit renovation plans.

Proposals include one that would strip the structure down to its frame and turn the base into a park and another that would turn the stadium into a mixed-use development with retail, restaurants, a park and a new, smaller, Reliant Arena, according to the Houston Chronicle

Other plans that have been floated in recent years include demolishing the building to make way for an outdoor plaza or constructing a massive complex featuring a luxury hotel.

The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. that oversees the building is expected to reveal a plan of its own, which officials will examine alongside other proposals during a June 19 meeting, the Chronicle said.